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Effectiveness of Advertising Availability of Prenatal Ultrasound on Uptake of Antenatal Care in Rural Uganda

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02587091
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 27, 2015
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2015
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Kigezi Healthcare Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bridge to Health Medical and Dental

Brief Summary:
A cluster randomized trial was conducted across eight rural sub-counties in southwestern Uganda. This study was conducted to determine the impact of advertising free obstetric ultrasound on the attendance to antenatal care clinics.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Antenatal Care Maternal Health Behavioral: Portable obstetric ultrasound Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 157 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effectiveness of Advertising Availability of Prenatal Ultrasound on Uptake of Antenatal Care in Rural Uganda: a Randomized Trial
Study Start Date : February 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control Arm
In this arm communities were told by word of mouth advertisement that a comprehensive antenatal care clinic would be held. There was no advertisement of portable ultrasound.
Experimental: Intervention Arm
In this arm communities were told by word of mouth advertisement that a comprehensive antenatal care clinic would be held. In addition, it was advertised that portable ultrasound would be provided free of charge in addition to standard comprehensive antenatal care.
Behavioral: Portable obstetric ultrasound
This intervention was advertised at the cluster level




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Total attendance to antenatal care clinic [ Time Frame: 9 days ]
    The primary outcome in this study was attendance to antenatal care clinic in each sub-county


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Attendance to antenatal care clinic by women who had previously seen a traditional healer/birth attendant [ Time Frame: 9 days ]
  2. Attendance to antenatal care clinic by women who had not previously received antenatal care services in their current pregnancy [ Time Frame: 9 days ]
  3. Attendance to antenatal care clinic specifically because of portable obstetric ultrasound [ Time Frame: 9 days ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants must be residents of the Kabale Region
  • All pregnant women aged 18 and above who present to one of the antenatal care clinics

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women under the age of consent (under 18 years); and any males or non-pregnant females who attend the health camps will be excluded from the study.*

    • All participants excluded from the study will still be offered free medical and dental care as part of a mobile free medical/dental clinic that will be offered in the same community at the same time but in a neighbouring location. For pregnant women under the age of 18, free obstetric ultrasound will also be offered.

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Responsible Party: Bridge to Health Medical and Dental
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02587091     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1
First Posted: October 27, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 27, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015